I am a middle-aged freshwater (mainly streams) ecologist with experience on macroinvertebrate identification and ecology. At my work we have a top-of-the-line Zeiss imaging system that I have mainly used for teaching identification to students (it's hooked to a projector).
As a hobby photographer, using that system got me interested in microphotography and so I am now buiding a setup at home
It is based on a Wild M7S stereo microscope with the phototube HV and mounted on a heavy duty Wild double boom stand. I will use my Pentax K5 IIs and later a full frame Pentax K-1 II on it.
I have another Wild, the M5A to use as an identification unit. Also have a cold light unit with two flexible "antennas" to get reflected light illumination. I might get a coaxial light unit as well, if I can find one at a good price. Also interested in building a brightfiled/darkfield illumination system for the microscopes at some point.
I may be able to help with questions related to some of the above topics. For some, I'll be the one hoping to get help